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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,788 miles

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2004 Dodge Sprinter engine problems

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2004 Dodge Sprinter Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 142008

Sprinter

  • 15,150 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While traveling on I-70 from frederick to cumberland in 2004 Dodge Sprinter pleasure-way rv, noticed a revving in the engine. Going up first steep mountain, the engine dropped 10 mph from 65 to 55. Drove through hagerstown and got on I-68 to cumberland. Going up that mountain, the rv lost power in every gear and went into "limp home" mode. Pulled off the highway and called tow truck. Took to Sprinter repair shop who knew exactly what the problem was - turbo resonator. Took approximately.7 of an hour to replace with a new part. This should be a recall. In researching the issue - this has happened to many people. It is not safe to be climbing mountains with tractor trailer and vehicle traffic and have this happen.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #3

May 102006

Sprinter 5-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Engine stalls intermittently, with or without A/C. can happen at any time after start up and at any speed without warning. Sometimes can happen after vehicle goes over a bump (even small ones), during turns, moving off from a traffic light. This is highly dangerous. Dealer did install kit to prevent potential stalling due to operation of heavy duty rear A/C during turns (known problem) but no effect. Engine restarts without hesitation after ignition key is switched off and then turned on. Dealer has carried out an extensive electrical check with no results and cannot duplicate event.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 032007

Sprinter 5-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Sprinter. While driving 65 mph with cruise control activated, the vehicle shut down without warning. The contact pulled the vehicle over and it was towed to the dealer. The vehicle is being diagnosed by the dealer at this time. The current and failure mileage were 72,000.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 062006

Sprinter 5-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles
: the contact stated at any speed the vehicle stalled, intermittently. The vehicle must be stopped and turned off before the vehicle would restart. The dealership has replaced the computer, egr valve, fuse block, and fuel relay switch. These efforts have not repaired the problem.

- Concord, NC, USA

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